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,000 or less per year. he held a backyard town hal meeting in fairfax, virginia, accused republicans for blocking tax cuts for the middle class. >> we could get it done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell where the last 2-3%, where an average we have given them $100,000 for people making $1 million or more. >> yesterday, the house minority leader john boehner said he would not as the president put it hold middle class tax cuts hostage. >> the only option i have is to vote for $250,000 and below, of course i'll do that. but i'll do everything i can to fight to make sure we extend the current tax rates for all americans. >> shepard: but today, leader boehner had this to say, and i quote. "the president and the advisors decided to spin my comments yesterday as a sign i'm willing to accept tax hikes on any american. news flash for the white house, i am not." senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is refusing to budge. peter, mcconnell says it's all or nothing. >> he is going one step further than boehner announcing he is introducing le
to america. house republicans unveiled the plan today at an event in virginia. it's 21 pages of policies and principles. what g.o.p. members say they will do if voters return them to power in november. shannon breen is taking a close look at the thing and live in the d.c. newsroom now with details and reaction. hey, shannon. >> hi, shepard. republicans admitted the last time they were in charge of the house they made some mistakes. they learned their lesson and they've been listening to the american people and that's where the pledge to america actually comes from. here's key components, job creation, repealing the health care bill, reforming congress and beefing up our national security. >> we pledge to uphold the model for our country, our founders envisioned. a grander america. the exception among the nations of the earth. where promise of liberty reflects the hopes of mankind. >> republican leaders rolled out their new agenda at that lumberyard in a washington suburb after holding a small business roundtable. but democrats cried foul when later in the same day, this afternoon, 174 re
and then there is glenn nye, the brave freshman democrat from virginia who persuaded 30 fellow democrats to sign on to a letter to speaker pelosi. >> i'm going to try to build as big a group, biggest coalition behind this process of extending all the tax cuts as possible. i think it's a pretty common sense thing that folks at home are telling us that they'd really like us to do, especially the people i represent in southeast virginia, they're saying look, it's not the right time to raise anybody's taxes. >> also, one final note on a procedural vote, senate democrats today rejected a measure that president obama has identified as one of his top priority items on his economic agenda, the permanent extension of the credits on taxes that businesses receive for research and development. jon? >> james rosen on capitol hill. thanks. more americans are living in poverty according to the u.s. census bureau, it reports the median household income last year was just under $50,000 and the poverty line was at just under $22,000 for a family of four. the report shows for every six folks living above that th
happens now? >> well, the judge who made the ruling, shep, virginia phillips still has to draft and file the injunction. once that happens, the government then has one week to respond. and the government says that it will absolutely appeal. this the government today maintains that judge philip overstepped her bounds that she does not have the authority to just instill a national ban on don't ask, don't tell. the government also says that this thing does not belong in the courts. that, in fact, it is a political issue. and it belongs in congress. the house of representatives voted to repeal don't ask, don't tell back in may. the senate will take this up this year. and president obama has also vowed to repeal don't ask, don't tell, shep. >> shepard: trace, what kind of response from the two sides on this issue today? >> well, the group log cabin republicans, which is a conservative gay rights group, they are the one that filed this lawsuit back in 2004. they are saying because of don't ask, don't tell, some 13,500 members of the military have been fired since 1994. today, the group issued
there and in ohio and virginia say he may be connected to 19 attacks or i should say 18 attacks all together including five in which the victims died. there is no word tonight on what the new charges will include, but the suspect's defense lawyer says he expects at least one murder charge. investigators caught the man last month while he was reportedly trying to get on a plane to israel. capitol hill police opened fire on a man who they say pointed a gun at them early this morning. happened just blocks from the u.s. capitol building they tell us, 5:00 this morning. >> capitol police officers heard a lookout that was broadcast over the u.s. capitol police radio for a man with a gun. at second and fee street in the southwest a man brandishing the victim matched the exact lookout. the officers fired, fearing for their lives. >> shepard: police say the man was pointing a loaded gun at them when they opened fire. they dropped the suspect but no word on how seriously he is injured or why he pulled the gun in the first place. police say just as a precaution they locked down the u.s. capitol complex
, virginia, catherine herridge, fox news. >> harris: this just into fox news, we are just getting word that a man is climbing up the side of a sky scraper in san francisco. this video is just coming. in it's still happening at the millennium towers in san francisco. is he using some sort of climbing gear which appears to involve suction cups. he has a folded american flag hanging off his back. we should note this is not the famous french building climbing known as spiderman, in fact, he has climbed here in new york before. this is a a different guy. local reports saying this guy has been up there for more than two hours. and that police are waiting at the top to arrest him. they always get these guys, but it's always amazing to watch them do this. of course they take their lives into their own hands because nobody is going to climb down and get them. wow. a train derails killing two passengers, one of them a nine-month-old baby. our top story as rego around the world in 80 seconds. vietnam. the train jumping the tracks in the north there were 450 passengers on board. initial reports in
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